WILLS: 1851 - 1910
Dallas County, Iowa
Source: Dallas County Records, Vol. II compiled by Howard E. Snedden and Barbara A. Snedden, 1972
The will abstracts that follow include all those to be found in Record of Wills, Volumes 1 & 2, Clerk of Court, Dallas County Courthouse, Adel, Iowa
For ease of researching, I have alphabetized the records. It takes nothing away from the original transcription.
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Transcribed by Conni McDaniel Hall for Dallas County IAGenWeb, completed August 2013
ELIZABETH HABERER, of Dallas County.
Will dated 1 May 1903, proven 12 Jan 1910.
To my husband John Haberer all my estate for his lifetime
and then to my dau Emma Lass, $300; remainder to sons
Charley Haberer and John Haberer.
Witnesses: DeEtte Kelsey, L A French.
ISAAC HAGERMAN, of Dallas County, age 68 years.
Will dated 24 Feb 1894, proven 11 Sep 1894.
To my wife Ethelinda Hagerman all my estate during her life-
time and then, to my daus Mary Hagerman and Maggie Cronk,
$50 each; to my son William Hagerman, $50; my two sons
Russell Hagermand and Purley Hagerman the remainder of estate.
Executor: James Trimble
Witnesses: James Trimble, John Merryman, both of Adel.
F M HAIN, of Dallas County.
Will dated 19 Nov 1892, proven 29 mar 1893.
To my wife Mary J Hain all my estate. To my father David
Hain 1/2 of the proceeds of my farm in Guthrie County as long
as he lives.
Witnesses: H A Chappelear, Marion Moody.
ELIZABETH A HAINES
Will dated 18 Aug 1887, proven 14 Apr 1891.
To my husband Wm J Haines, 2 1/2 acres of land that I hold deed
for and after his death to Thomson W Wilson.
Witnesses: Robt F Stiles, Sarah M Stiles.
WM J HAINES, of Union Twp, Dallas County, age 72 years.
Will dated 25 Oct 1887, proven 12 Jan 1892.
To my dau Thamson H Wilson my residence being the NE corner
NW 1/4, Sec 36, T 78 N, R 29 W, 2 1/4 acres. To my dau Rebecca Ann
Wilson, $500. Remainder of estate to be divided between two
Executor: J E Stiles.
Witnesses: Robert F Stiles, Irwin Maulsby, both of Redfield.
PHILIP HAMMOND, of Dallas Center, Dallas County.
Will dated 24 Mar 1905, proven 8 Sep 1905.
My estate in equal shares to my children: Mary E Hammond,
Amanda Jane Peitzman, Sarah Alice Royer, A L Hammond,
Geo W Hammond and the children of John H Hammond, deceased:
Charles Bert Hammond, Stella May Hammond, Nellie Fay Hammond
and Gertie Bell Hammond. Mary E Hammond also to receive that
part of E 16 acres N 1/2 SW 1/4, Sec 35, west of the D M & Ft Dodge
R R, all T 80 N, R 27 W.
Executor: Geo W Hammond, son.
Witnesses: C F Ellerman, Hiram Routt.
JOHN HANLON, of Adel Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 13 Jul 1895, proven 9 Nov 1895.
To my dau Ellen Hanlon O'Connoll the NE 1/4 NW 1/4, SEc 31,
T 79 N, R 26 W; to my son James Hanlon, $1000; to my sons
Andrew Hanlon, John Hanlon, Frank Hanlon and dau Mary Hanlon,
$500 each; to the Catholic Church at Dallas Center, $300.
Executor: S M Leach, of Adel.
Witnesses: J Lovel Joy, G W Miller, Jennie Leach.
Codicil 17 Jul 1895.
Requests estate to be divided equally.
MARGARET R HARLOW, of Dallas County.
Will dated 6 Nov 1891, proven 16 Apr 1901.
My estate to be divided between daus Nancy Belle Stuber and
Mary Ann O'Flying.
Witnesses: J A Waldo, John Shortley.
MARY ELIZABETH HARLOW, of Cass Township, Boone County, Iowa.
Will dated 7 Dec 1895, proven 31 Aug 1910.
To my husband Frank Harlow all my estate.
Witnesses: J J Snell, Geo W Crooks, both of Boone.
ANNIE F HARMON, of Redfield, Dallas County.
Will dated 8 Jan 1910, proven 15 Mar 1910.
All my estate to my niece Maud Dicker and her children
Alden Dicker and Ruth Dicker all of Maden, Mass.
Executor: H E Harmon, Union Township.
Witnesses: C A Diddy, C C Armstrong.
STOROR L HARMON, of Redfield, Dallas County.
Will dated 30 Sep 1902, proven 13 Jan 1908.
To my wife Ann F Harmon all my estate for her lifetime.
Mentions property including the S 24 Ft of the S 1/2 W 1/2, Lot 3,
Block 6, Redfield, Haines Addition. After her death the
homestead goes to my brother Herbert E Harmon.
Witnesses: C A Diddy, C E Cave.
Rev PJ HARNEY, of Perry, Dallas County, a priest.
Will dated 5 Aug 1886, proven 4 Oct 1887.
To my brother Mathew Harney of Dallas County, the N 1/2 NE 1/4,
Sec 5, T 80 N, R 26 W, also the N 1/2 NW 1/4, Sec 5, T 80 N,
R 26 W. Mentions niece Bridget Hays of Two Mile Borris,
County of Tipperery, Ireland; brother James Harney of
Templemire, Ireland; Anna McCormick of Dallas County; Mary
Ayland; D J Pattee; cousin Kate Dallon; also religious
Executors: Rev E Gall, Atlantic, Iowa; William Fahey, Perry
Witnesses: L D Gamble, H J Holmes, J M Condon.
JAMES HARPER, of the Town of Linn, Dallas County, aged 68 yrs.
Will dated 14 May 1869, proven 7 Jun 1869.
To my Alice Harper all my personal property. To my son
John Harper, $50. My other children to receive an equal share
less the amounts shown as received earlier: Hiram Harper, 45
acres; James M Harper, 160 acres; William Harper, 80 acres;
Mary Hethcot, $100; dau-in-law Elizabeth Harper, widow of
my son Edward Harper, 160 acres.
Executor: Allen Moore
Witnesses: Thomas C Walsh, O P Clark.
ALBERT T HARRIS, of Dallas County.
Will dated Jan 1888, proven 11 Apr 1892.
To my wife Irene O Harris all my estate.
Witnesses: Scott J Hanes, Edward Harris.
WILLIAM A HARRIS, of Perry, Dallas County.
Will dated 26 Jul 1905, proven 27 Mar 1907.
To my wife Emily E Harris the N 1/2 SE 1/4, Sec 15, T 81 N, R 27 W,
80 acres. Remainder of estate to my children: Hamden C Harris,
Florence P Biggs, Carrie S Holcomb, Arthur W Harris, Fred
E Harris, Ernest E Harris, Elma G Harris.
Executor: Fred E Harris, son.
Witnesses: L A Blezek, H A Hoyt, of Perry.
G W HARRISON, of Adams Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 2 Jan 1902, proven 29 Mar 1902.
My son C E Harrison having received his share is to receive
only $5. Ada Harrison, dua, having received money for expenses
and education is to receive $300, certain livestock and
furniture. To son Herbert Harrison livestock and $800.
Residue of estate to dau Mabel Harrison.
Executor: Mabel Harrison, dau.
Witnesses: G W Clarke, C M Porter.
LEWIS M HARRISON, of Dallas County.
Will dated 5 May 1877, 3 Jun 1878.
To my wife Martha Harrison all my estate for the benefit of
my sons Isaac W Harrison and Frank S Harrison until they
become of age.
Executrix: Martha Harrison, wife.
Witnesses: J D Marsh, Stephen Adams.
DAVID HASTIE, of Spring Valley Township, Dallas County.
Will proven 31 Aug 1898.
To my son William James Hastie the S 1/2 NE 1/4, Sec 18, T 82 N,
R 28 W, Boone County, Iowa. Remainder of estate to wife
for her lifetime and then converted to cash and divided
as follows among my children: Robert Hastie, Margaret Jane
Sayles, John Hastie and Katherine Belford, 1/4 each.
Executor: Robert Hastie, son.
Witnesses: H A Hoyt, A L Brown, both of Perry.
CHARLOTTE HAWBAKER, of Grant Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 16 Dec 1907, proven 18 Mar 1908.
To my 11 children: John M Hawbaker, Anna Keller, Amanda
Shoeman, Daniel L Hawbaker, Jacob N Hawbaker, Katie L Good,
Emmert C Hawbaker, Karrie I Gnagy, Minnie V Gnagy, Lillie M
Hawbaker, Howie W Hawbaker, and the children of my deceased
dau Mary Elizabeth Keller: Harry Keller, Jacob Keller,
Levi Keller and Leah Keller.
Executors: Emmert C Hawbaker, Albert Gnagy.
Witnesses: S E Emmert, D F Hoover.
GEORGE HAWORTH, of Adel, Dallas County.
Will dated 7 Feb 1883, proven 28 Jan 1884.
To my youngest son John T Haworth, a minor, property in the
SW 1/4, Sec 18 also S 1/2 NW 1/4 SE 1/4, Sec 7, 20 acres, T 79 N, R 27 W.
To my wife Mary Haworth, all personal property, all undisposed
real estate and the use and benefit of the home farm where
I now reside. When she dies the homestead to my children:
Sarah Newbill, Columbus Haworth, Perry Haworth and John T
Witnesses: Eugene W Smithson, Joseph Beaver, T R Foster.
J J HAYS, of Perry, Dallas County.
Will dated 7 Oct 1902, proven 26 Mar 1907.
To my wife Mary Ann Hays all my estate for her lifetime and
then to our children.
Executor: Mary Ann Hays, wife; or R H Hays, son.
Witnesses: S M Thornley, L A French, of Perry.
JAMES HAYS, of Perry, Iowa.
Will dated 23 Nov 1898, proven 3 Jan 1899.
To my wife Maria Hays all my estate for her lifetime and then
to my dau Margaret McGahey of Perry. To my other children and
heirs I make no bequest.
Executrix: Margaret McGahey.
Witnesses: W F Philbrick, J P Coffman, Perry.
NEWTON HENNESS, of Perry, Dallas County.
Will dated 16 Apr 1892, proven 26 Mar 1895.
To my wife Mary Henness 1/2 of all real and personal property
and the control and management of the remainder. After her
death the 1/2 interest to be divided between my father Jacob
Henness; Ursula Henness, my mother; George Henness, my
brother; and Nancy Dibble, my sister.
Executor: Mary Henness, wife.
Witnesses: H Goff, H A Hoyt, both of Perry.
DORIS HERZNER, of Dexter, Dallas County.
Will dated 3 Jun 1872, proven 17 Sep 1872.
To Anna Herzner, $50; To Anna Sherman, $75; to Maria Sherman,
$75; to Christine Elizabeth Sherman, the balance of all.
Executor: Edward Meisker
Witnesses: Ed Meisker, Herman Pohle
ISAAC HESTER, of Van Meter Twp, Dallas County, a farmer.
Will dated 23 Jun 1874, proven 22 Dec 1874.
To my wife Elanor Hester 1/3 of my estate. To Albert Hester
the son of Levi Hester my son, $100. To my children: Sarah
B Gilkey, $100; Pheby R Fisher, $100; Isabel Mitchell
already received her share in farm sold her husband; Eliza
J Roush, $100; William Hester, $100; James F Hester, all
Witnesses: J F Robberts, W F Westwood, A M Logan.
L D HEWITT, of Union Twp, Dallas County.
Will dated 17 Dec 1875, proven 15 May 1876.
To Shuah Elizabeth Hewitt to have use of real estate: NE 1/4 NE 1/4,
Sec 7, and SE 1/4 SE 1/4 and NW 1/4, Lot 7, Sec 6, T 78 N, R 29 W.
Mentions Eliza Jane Weisbrood, Mary Elizabeth Francis,
Thursey Euphama Hewitt, Edith Eloma Hewitt and Willey Orlando
Hewitt. My wife and mother are buried in the Wiscotta grave
yard about six feet apart. I wish to be buried between them.
Requests stone - "I was born 21 Aug 1819," Requests stone for
mother inscribed: Elizabeth, Wife, Hanniah Hewitt, died
12 Oct 1859, age 65y 5m 13d.
Executor: James Pugh
Witnesses: J V Lank, J Reynolds.
WILLIAM P HIATT
Will dated 7 Dec 1880, proven 23 Aug 1881.
All my estate to my wife Media N Hiatt.
Witnesses: L W Briggs, John W Hufford.
JOHN HICKEY, of Des Moines Twp, Dallas County, age 60 years.
Will dated 8 Mar 1889, proven 14 May 1889.
To my wife Margaret Hickey all my personal estate consisting
of farming utensils and household furniture.
Witnesses: D H Stoner, Ingersoll, Iowa; P A Hickey, Granger,
RICHARD HIGHT, of Dallas County.
Will dated 17 May 1902, proven 2 Sep 1902.
To Orral Dockendorf and Don Dockendorf, children of my
deceased da Eva Dockendorf, $1000 each to be held in trust
by my son Clarence Hight. To my wife Ann Hight 1/3 of my
estate, the remainder to my 4 living children: Irene L
Ingram, Minnie Hess, Clarence Hight and Ella Deiteiler.
Executor: Clarence Hight.
Witnesses: L V Harpel, W W Mortimer.
JESSE B HILL, of Sugar Grove Twp, Dallas Co, age 63 years.
Will dated 25 Nov 1884, proven 17 Feb 1885.
To my son Edwin Lincoln Hill, Team, harness and wagon.
Remainder of estate to wife Rhoda Ann Hill and after her death
to my four children: Elizabeth Slocum Gill; Slocum Christopher
Hill, Martha Jane Hill and Edwin Lincoln Hill.
Executor: Henry Voas
Witnesses: D C Bligh, Henry Voas, Richard Cross, all of Minburn
STEPHEN HOCKET, of Dallas County.
Will dated 4th day of 1st mo 1879, proven 23 Aug 1880.
To my wife Rachel Hocket 9 1/2 acres off the W side of NE 1/4 NE 1/4,
Sec 32, T 78 N, R 28 W, plus the balance of my estate. After
her death to my dau Lydia Garret, $600. To my grandson Thomas
Overton, $100. Rest of estate to be divided among my heirs
including stepsons Samuel and Joseph Hightower.
Executors: David Hocket, Samuel Hightower.
Witnesses: Levi Ballard, Jesse Kenworthy.
W S HOCKETT, Linn Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 22nd day of 5 mo 1895, prove 3 Jan 1899.
To my only dau Lidia Russell all my estate for her natural
life and then to her heirs.
Executrix: Lidia Russell, dau.
Witnesses: A W Holloway, R W Young, Linden.
WILLIAM HODSON, of Linn Township, Dallas County, age 75 yrs.
Will dated 14 May 1887, proven 20 Feb 1889.
To my wife Elizabeth Hodson my estate. To my children:
Rachel Macy, $100; Joseph Hodson, $10; Nathan Holdson, $100;
John C Hodson, $200; Elizabeth Serena Hodson, $1400; and
after my wife's death all my estate to my son James Nelson
Executor: James Nelson Hodson, son.
Witnesses: B F Simcoke, J H Armfield, both of Redfield.
JOHN HOEYE, of the Town of Adel, Dallas County, aged 83 yrs.
Will dated 1 Feb 1872, proven 4 Jun 1872.
Executor directed to sell all of property both personal and
real and divide the proceeds amongst my children and grand
children to receive 1/8 share as follows: son Gordon R Hoeye;
grandchildren of my son Eli Hoeye: dau Elizabeth Graves, wife
of Edwin R Graves; son Levi Hoeye; dau Sarah Loper, wf of
John W Loper; dau Mary hatterman, wf of James Hatterman;
dau Miranda Hutchens, wf of J D Hutchens; son David Hoeye.
Executor: J Perkins
Witnesses: J W Coons, Mary F Homes, both of Adel.
WILLIAM HOEYE, of Boone Township, Dallas County.
Will dated Feb 1891, proven 13 Apr 1891.
To J Valarious Hoeye, $1000. Remainder of estate to my
brothers and sisters, except the indebtedness of Fernando
D Hoeye, $734, and of James T Hoeye, $243, shall be deducted
from their shares. To Hester Hoeye the cancellation of her
Executor: J Valarioius Hoeye, of Boone Township.
Witnesses: Sherman M Cook, F M Hutchins, both of Boone Twp.
MARTHA HOFF, of the Town of Walnut, Dallas County, age 87 yrs.
Will dated 31 Mar 1890, proven 6 Sep 1892.
To my son Powell D Hoff, $1675, due me on land sold to him
9 Jan 1885, being the S 1/2 NW 1/4, Sec 1, T 79 N, R 26 W, 80
acres, provided that he and his wife Mary A Hoff support me
during the rest of my life. Remainder of estate to my
children: William Hoff, John Hoff, Amos Hoff, Nathan T Hoff,
Nathaniel B Hoff, Charles P Hoff, Maria Ellis, Sarah Ann
Weaver and Martha Wood.
Executor: L W Briggs.
Witnesses: L W Briggs, of Grant Twp; J C Briggs, L Ellis,
B A Ellis, Media Ellis, L E Briggs all of Walnut Township.
POWELL HOFF, of Walnut Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 14 May 1869, proven 5 Sep 1870.
To my wife (unnamed) S 1/2 NW 1/4, Sec 1, T 79 N, R 26 W, now
occupied by us as a homestead. To my sons Nathaniel B and
Charles P Hoff the N 1/2 SE 1/4, Sec 1 T 79 N, R 26 W. My brother
John Hoff to receive the proceeds from the sale of the N 1/2
SW 1/4 and S 1/2 NE 1/4, Sec 1, T 79 N, R 26 W, not to exceed $100.
Executor, John D Whitman.
Witnesses: Henry W Garfield, John H Hoff, John D Whitman
EUNICE HOFFSTOT, of Dallas County.
Will dated 20 Sep 1881, proven 16 Jan 1882.
To my step-son Owen Hoffstot a double-set of harness and
a good suit of clothes, including overcoat, being the same
request of late William Hoffstot, my husband. To my son George
Hoffstot, a colt, double-set of harness and a suit when he
shall be grown. To my dau Lizzie Estella Hoffstot, $800,
from Life Insurance of my late husb, to be hers when she
becomes of age.
Executor: Jacob Gutshall
Witnesses: G C Briggs, Daniel Knight.
ANN HOGAN, of Perry, Dallas County.
Will dated 4 Jun 1895, proven 17 Sep 1895.
To Joseph Hogan, $400; remainder of estate to my brothers
and sisters except my brother John Kinney of New York.
Executor: Edmund Nichols of Perry.
Witnesses: A J Ross, D A Pryor, both of Perry.
Codicil added 14 Jun 1895
Executor to retain $100 of my estate to maintain the graves of
myself and husband Patrick Hogan at Des Moines. To my sister
Bridget Kelley wf of James Kelley of Perry the S 1/3 of Lots
6, 7, & 8, Block 5, Waukee, being my residence.
A W HOLLOWAY, of Linn Township, Dallas County.
will dated 30 Jan 1892, proven 2 Sep 1896.
To my wife Louisa Jane Holloway my estate during her lifetime
and then to my children: Edward R Holloway, Lewis C Holloway,
Isaac Holloway, Henry M Holloway, Margaret E Smith, Ida B
Hunter, F Holloway.
Executrix: Louisa Jane Holloway, wife.
Witnesses: C R Johnson, R W Young, both of Linden.
THOMAS J HOLMES, of Perry, Dallas County.
Will dated 28 Jan 1892, proven 16 Jan 1906.
To my son William T Holmes the ground and buildings of the
firm T J Homes & Son, Brooklyn, Poweshiek County, Iowa.
To Ada N Holmes, Sarah M Holmes and Clara E Holmes, $100
each. To Charles Holmes, Lewis Holmes and Clara E Holmes,
children of William Holmes, $50 each. To my little grandson
Hoyt Albert Holmes, 5 shares of bank stock for his education.
To my son Henry J Holmes, my gold watch. To my son Albert S
Holmes, furniture, portraits, pictures and books. Remainder
of my estate to my sons Henry J Holmes and Albert S Holmes.
Executor: William T Holmes, Henry J Holmes, sons.
Witnesses: W T Sharp, J G Talbott.
Codicil added 10 May 1900 gives homestead in Perry, Lots 5 &
6, Block 30, Croner Willis Avenue & 4th to son Albert S Holmes.
GEORGE W HOLT, of Adams Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 17 Aug 1906, proven 7 Nov 1906.
To my brother S K Holt, pictures of mother and relatives,
certain household goods and $10,000. To Mrs Lydia Clyde,
household goods, certain livestock; executor to purchase her
a home in Adel to be hers for her lifetime and then to my
niece Lida Coons. To nieces Lida Coons and Anna Davenport
certain household goods. To the Park Commissioners of Adel,
$2000 for park development. To my nephews Harry Faulkner
and Arthur L Faulkner, $250 each.
Executor: August Oberwetter, W S Van Fossen.
Witnesses: G W Clarke, Chas F Clarke.
WILLIAM A HOLT, of Dallas County, age 34 years.
Will dated 1 Sep 1879, proven 31 Aug 1886.
All my estate to my brother Geo W Holt, except my mother Mary
K Holt shall be supported from my estate as long as she lives.
Witnesses: George Caldwell, John M Caldwell, both of Dallas Co.
CONRAD HOMAN, of Dexter, aged 50 years.
Will dated 16 Jun 1883, proven 16 Jun 1883.
To my wife Friederike Homan during her life my estate for
the care of our children: Richard Homan, Conrad Albert Homan,
Eleanora Homan. Carolina Homan, Matilda Kuniquinde Homan,
Eviline Homan and Oskar Christian Homan. My farm located in
Piece Twp, Madison Co., Iowa, W 1/2 SE 1/4, Sec 10, T 77 N, R 29 W.
Executrix: Friederike Homan
Witnesses: Ed Meisker, James F Watts, both of Dexter.
WILLIAM F HOOKS, of Adams Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 13 Aug 1901, proven 26 Nov 1906.
To dau Mary V VanCleave, Lot 13, Sec 5, T 78 N, R 28 W,
she to pay my son Aaron V Hooks $200. Residue of estate to
be divided between dau Mary V VanCleave and son Aaron V
Hooks - he already having received $1600.
Executor: Aaron V Hooks, son.
Witnesses: Wm Roberts, Robt S Barr, P.O. Adel.
CHARLES HOOPER, of Dallas Center, Dallas County.
Will dated 3 Nov 1904, proven 20 Mar 1906.
To my wife Elizabeth Hooper all my estate for her lifetime and
then to my children: George W Hooper, Mary Ann Cadwell,
James Hooper, John H Hooper and Edward C Hooper.
Executrix: Elizabeth Hooper, wife.
Witnesses: RS Barr, May E Barr.
WILLIAM T HOOPER, of Dallas Center, Dallas County.
Will dated 27 Jan 1904, proven 30 Aug 1904.
To my wife Eva Hooper all my estate for her lifetime and
then sold and distributed to my 5 daus: Malinda C Collins,
Katharine E McClur, Mary Ann Moreland, Ellen Sawdon and
Jennie E Ridgway. Real estate mentioned: homestead Lots
1 & 2, Block 26, Dallas Center and other not specified.
Executor: Clyde E Brenton.
Witnesses: J A Richmond, E L Nazarene.
MRS FANNIE G HOOPES
Will undated, proven 21 May 1877.
to John $200 - $100 for monument and $100 to be divided
between Bertie and Fred, their papa to take care of it for
them. Mentions also: my mother, Effie, Mother Hoopes, Abner
Ustick, Augusta Melick, Annie Curl, Mary Ferguson, Jennie
Barr, father, and Eugene. To J M Hoopes 1/2 interest in Lots
1, 2, 3 and 4, Block 41, and N 1/2 of Block 40, in Dallas Center
to be used for the two boys. I give the homestead to J M
Witnesses: Augusta H Melick, S P Melick
CORNELIUS HORRIGAN, of Perry, Dallas County.
Will dated 13 Jul 1889, proven 1 Sep 1909.
To my wife Anna Horrigan all my estate.
Executrix: Anna Horrigan, wife.
Witnesses: J W Murphy, D McDevitt, both of Pery.
SARAH G HOTCHKISS, of Adel, Dallas County.
Will dated 18 Feb 1885, proven 16 Jan 1894.
To my dau-in-law Lucy F Hotchkiss, $200; remainder of estate
to my children: Ellen M Kilmer, Albert C Hotchkiss, Stella R
Risser, Alice G Snashall, and Mary E Harrow.
Witnesses: None listed.
WILLIAM D HOTCHKISS, of Adel, Dallas County, age 64 years.
Will dated 6 Nov 1876, proven 11 Feb 1885.
To my son Albert C Hotchkiss and to my four daus: Ellen M
Kilmer, Alice G Snashall, Mary E Herron and Stella R Hotchkiss,
$5, each. Remainder of estate to my wife Sarah G Hotchkiss,
and after her death to my children.
Executrix: Sarah G Hotchkiss, wife.
Witnesses: Robert S Barr, Jeanette Perkins both of Adel.
LYDIA HOUGHTALING, of Dallas County.
Will dated 10 Oct 1902, proven 12 Sep 1906.
To my son Martin F Houghtaling, 2/3 of my estate. To my
husband K F Houghtaling, 1/3 of my estate. Property includes
the N 1/2 NW 1/4 and the NW 1/4 NE 1/4, Sec 24, T 79 N, R 26 W.
Executor: Martin F Houghtaling, son.
Witnesses: W F Davenport, Manda Davenport, John B White.
JONATHAN HOUGHTON, Dallas County.
Will dated 8 Jul 1900, proven 4 Sep 1900.
To my wife Rebecca Houghton all my estate during her lifetime
and then to my three daughters.
Witnesses: J B Saum, D J Brookings, A M McCall.
GLADYS HOVNER, of DeSoto, Dallas County, age 28 yrs.
Will dated 29 Jan 1902, proven 26 Mar 1902.
To my parents John M Anderson and Manerva E Anderson all
income from town property Lots 11, 12, 13 and 14 in Block 19
DeSoto for their lifetimes. To my only son William C Hovner
all property I hold at my death. My father John M Anderson
to be guardian of my son William C Hovner.
Executor: M W Anderson, brother.
Witnesses: Martin T Brewer, Maud Anderson Smith, both DeSoto.
NATHAN HOWELL, of Lincoln Twp, Dallas County, age 63 years.
Will dated 29 Mar 1884, proven 22 Sep 1885.
To my widow Mary Howell all my estate, except $100 to Mary
E E Howell. Previously gave money or its equivalent to my
living children, all over 21 years of age: Nancy J Houghtelin,
Jasen Howell, Catharine M Shook, Nathan H Howell, Mary E E
Howell and John H Howell.
Executrix: Mary Howell, wife.
Witnesses: Wilson B Lamb, Adam F Hobbs.
ALONZO P HUBBS, of Dallas County.
Will dated 25 Nov 1903, proven 20 Aug 1910.
To my wife Bertha J Hubbs all my estate.
Executrix: Bertha J Hubbs, wife.
Witnesses: W F Graham, H G Giddings.
ROBERT S HUGHES, of Adel, Dallas County.
Will dated 7 Feb 1882, proven 9 Aug 1882.
All my estate to my dau Margaret S Hughes of Adel, Iowa.
The remainder of my children: Mary I Mills of Keokuk Co,
Iowa; James M Hughes of Fairfield, Iowa; and Robert J Hughes
of Adel, being all settled in life are to receive no interest
in my estate.
Executor: David Beaty, Waukee, Iowa.
Witnesses: M H Baugh, W A Pryor.
HENRY HUNT, of Adams Township, Dallas County, age 75 years.
Will dated 11 Apr 1906, proven 31 Aug 1909.
Mentions my 8 children: John William Hunt; Ann Mary Hunt;
Lewis Franklin Hunt; Susan Catharine Farnham, deceased;
Malissa Idora Farnham; Alveretta Barnett, Ada Belle Rutherford;
and Oscar Whinery Hunt. Mentions Dwight Hunt, oldest son of
Oscar Whinery Hunt.
Executor: Oscar Whinery Hunt, son.
Witnesses: B F Ervin, I L Carter, both of DeSoto.
WILLIAM S HUNTER, of Perry, Dallas County.
Will dated 20 Jun 1900, proven 7 Nov 1900.
From the sale of Lot 6, Block 88, Perry to oldest son George
W Hunter, $300; to oldest dau Cora Workman, $300; to youngest
dau Anna Hunter, $500 for watching over and caring for me
the last 5 years, she being 22 years old; to youngest son
Frank W Hunter, $300. Residue to be divided equally among
Executors: Frank W Hunter, son; William McLuen, Perry.
Witnesses: William McLuen, J W Brock.
JAMES B HUSTON, of Boone Twp, Dallas County, aged 78 years.
Will dated 25 Jun 1888, proven 23 Feb 1889.
Desire a tombstone similar to that of my wife and children
be erected. To be buried by my wife in Huston Cemetery at
the SW corner of my farm in Boone Township. To my dau
Margaret Jane Newby, my clock, looking glass and rocking
chair; to my son David Huston my clothing, bed and bedding;
to my son James P Huston two plows; to my son Geo D Huston
my clothes press and lounge; to my son Fredrick R Huston my
musket; to my son Jonathan W Huston my chairs and the contents
of my desks; to Charles Huston, son of my son Jonathan W
Huston, all my books; remainder of estate to my granddau
Ida Huston, dau of my son David Huston.
Executor: Jacob Snyder, my friend and neighbor.
Witnesses: T R North, Edmund Nichols, attorneys, Adel.
SIDNEY S HUTCHINS, of Eight Mile Station, Cass Co, Missouri.
Will dated 9 May 1904, proven 3 Sep 1904.
To my wife Luella Hutchins all my estate to do with as she
sees fit. Any remainder at her death to son Donovan L Hutchins.
My wife Luella Hutchins to be guardian of our son Donovan L
Hutchins, if she is unable, A C Hutchins of Adel, Dallas County,
is to be guardian.
Executrix: Luella Hutchins, wife, Eight Mile Station, Mo.
Witnesses: W B Johnson, R O Stenker, both of Eight Mile Station.
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